I’ve mentioned before in my blog that I don’t do numbers.
Yes, I find it ironic that I work as an accountant yet I don’t do numbers.
I’m not sure I mentioned this to the person who helps me with my blog.
In his infinite wisdom and desire to make sure my blog is not hacked or posted to by some nefarious person, he secured my blog. I can’t log in unless I correctly do some math calculation after I enter the password.
I have been thwarted more than once in my attempt to bring humor to the world via my blog by this calculation generator from the depths of hell.
Get a WordPress blog they said.
It’s easy they said.
You won’t have problems they said.
All true unless you have a guardian at the gates of your blog.
I do want my blog secure. Keeping that in mind I don’t allow comments to automatically post to my blog, unless I know you, I like you, and I have all your personal information.
I thought that was good security.
Not enough for my security minded friend.
Oh no. He has to go to hell and back to make sure it’s secure. I know he went there because that’s where numbers and math come from.
When I want to post I follow this sequence:
- Open browser
- Type in the address for my blog
- Enter the user name
- Enter the password
- Answer the math problem
- Try again to answer the math problem
- Swear at the security on my blog and the person who created it
- Try one more time to answer the math problem
- Swear louder
- Send a message to Mr. Security to unlock my blog so I can post to it
- Return to the blog and answer the new math problem (8-_=5)
- Post the blog
- Have a margarita
I do appreciate the fact that someone cares so much about my blog that they have secured it beyond my ability to access it but I wish the security were of any variety other than numbers. Even he should know that I don’t do numbers.
From the life and mind of Wanda M. Argersinger
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